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Feb 25 2021

The Breakfast Club ( Where Justice Is Denied)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

This Day in History

Highlights of this day in history: Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines; Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin; Samuel Colt patents the revolver; Muhammad Ali becomes world boxing champ; Musician George Harrison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big ‘real world’ test

FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID

Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

Health network allowed employees’ kin to skip vaccine line

Anti-abortion bills pass during chaotic House session

Amid surge, US tries to expedite release of migrant children

Federal watchdog blasts FAA over certification of Boeing jet

Students protest as Utah lawmakers resist changing ‘Dixie’

Virginia GOP to choose nominees at convention in Lynchburg

Bats, birds among wildlife pummeled during Southern freeze

Man exits church after years in sanctuary from deportation

Vaccinated for virus, Jimmy Carter and wife back in church

US Politics

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Biden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goods

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more

Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US

Biden choice for budget chief faces new hurdles in Congress

Manchin says he’ll vote for Haaland for interior secretary

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Republicans push back on Pelosi proposal for riot commission

Blackouts bring up ‘a four-letter word’ in Texas: regulation

International News

Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX

EXPLAINER: UN vaccine plan is underway, but problems remain

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

Sanctions prompt Venezuela to expel head of EU delegation

UN: Yemen faces world’s worst famine and needs $3.85 billion

Indonesia presses regional effort to resolve Myanmar crisis

Brazil’s Bolsonaro visits Amazon jungle state hit by floods

Sports

LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident’

Missouri St women claim MVC title for 14th time since 1990

Marquette hands North Carolina rare home nonconference loss

Miller carries George Mason past George Washington 63-58

Syracuse’s heart: PG, cancer survivor Tiana Mangakahia

No. 2 Baylor returns with 77-72 win to stay undefeated

Michigan St tops No. 5 Illinois 81-72, bolsters NCAA chances

Suns’ Booker replaces Lakers’ Davis in NBA All-Star Game

Hectic finish awaits all NBA teams in 2nd half of season

Jose Abreu tests positive for virus; Miller says he had it

Steelers planning on Roethlisberger’s return in 2021

Rapinoe-led US beats Argentina 6-0 to win SheBelieves Cup

Breakfast Blogs

The Cynical Republican Tack on the COVID Relief Bill Could Work. It Wouldn’t Be the First Time. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A Tale of Two Zip Tie Guys: The Different Fates of Eric Munchel and Larry Brock emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Get ready for some epic gaslighting digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Tell ’em you helped ’em Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How a January 6 Commission Can Succeed: What Empirical Research Tells Us Jordan Tama, Just Security

California Poised To Defeat Broadband Industry In Scrum Over Net Neutrality Karl Bode, Techdirt

Yet Another Story Shows How Facebook Bent Over Backwards To Put In Place Different Rules For Conservatives Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Pardon Control: Manhattan DA Issues Subpoenas Aimed at Steve Bannon’s Role in ‘We Build the Wall’ Scheme Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

In ‘Huge Win,’ Federal Judge Says California Can Enforce Net Neutrality Law That the Trump Admin Opposed Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

D.C. Attorney General Grilled Donald Trump Jr. for Ongoing Probe of 2017 Inauguration, Docs Reveal Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

When Can Cops Can Enter Private Homes without Warrants? SCOTUS Justices Seemed Annoyed That They Were Being Asked to Decide Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Republicans use the Big Lie to justify vast new vote suppression measures Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Before Kaepernick Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The politics and economics of the minimum wage Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and MOney

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

500,000+ Dead Need to Be Piled in Front of the GOP The Rude Pundit, at his blog

REPUBLICANS WON’T PERCEIVE A 1/6 COMMISSION AS BALANCED NO MATTER HOW MANY PARTY MEMBERS ARE ON IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Stephen Miller DISGUSTED President Biden Treating Immigrants Like Human Beings, DISGUSTED! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Georgia GOP Will Ensure Election Integrity By Making Voting As Whites-Only As Possible Liz Dye, Wonkette

Another White House Press Briefing That’s Probably TOO BORING For CNN To Air Evan Hurst, Wonkette

GOP Civil War Canceled, Says Rick Scott Hiding Under Desk In Secured Location Doktor Zoom, Wonkette